Why I Love Wednesday

Why I Love Wednesdays…Tear Jerkers

Reflections of a Bookaholic

Mocha Girl Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday.  What is a Meme you ask?  According to wikipedia…The term “Internet meme” refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging.  Basically, a topic from the meme host (Alexis) is posted on participating blogs with blog authors answering it on their site (here).

The topic this Wednesday is…Tear Jerkers

The first one that came to mind was the death of Rue in The Hunger Games.  Even though I knew it had to happen and I was quietly preparing myself for it, in my heart I didn’t really think it would.  And after seeing the movie, seeing Rue’s cute face and big eyes just made it worse for me.

I’m very hard to catch. And if they can’t catch me, they can’t kill me. So don’t count me out.“―RueRue was the smallest and youngest tribute, from District 11 who was selected to participate in the 74th Annual Hunger Games. She is described as being small and easily underestimated by other competitors. Rue died in the 74th Hunger Games at the age of 12 when Marvel thrust a spear in her stomach. She had formed an alliance with Katniss Everdeen after warning her about a nest of tracker jackers. Rue decided to trust Katniss only because of the pin she wore over her heart, the famous mockingjay pin. As a memorial of Rue’s death, Katniss covered her in flowers and sang to her, indicating to the Capitol that Rue was not just a piece in their games. –From The Hunger Games Wiki

What book brought you to tears lately?  Any good tear jerkers?

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  • Rue was even more adorable in the movie. She was perfect for the part. She touched me in both the book an the movi. Great pick!